Be Baffled By The Prints of Batik

Be baffled by the unusual prints of batik that uses wax resist and dye to create wonderful designs onto six yards, as YuvaWave brings a wide spread of them.

Both an art and a craft, Batik is a creative medium of decorating a cloth using wax and dye and has been practiced for centuries. Originated in Java, Indonesia, batik is part of an ancient tradition that is now practiced world over. The word batik comes from the Javanese wordtik which means ‘to dot’. The history of Indian batik can be traced back to 2000 years. Infact it is said that Indians knew resist method of printing designs on cotton fabrics long before any other country had even tried it. Batik tapestries were elaborate illustrations of the art, culture and traditions of the days of the yore. At Shatika, we have an exclusive range of Batik Sarees. Enchanting prints on cool cottons, Batik Print Sarees Online are an adaptation of modern batik designs that are simple yet attractive. Drawing inspiration from nature, these prints captivate the various nuances of modern life and they come in a mesmerizing blend of colors and patterns

History of Batik Print Sarees

To make a batik print saree, selected areas of the saree are blocked out by brushing or drawing hot wax over them, and the cloth is then dyed. The parts of the saree covered in wax resist the dye and remain in the original colour. This process of waxing and dyeing can be repeated to create more elaborate and colourful designs. After the final dyeing the wax is removed and the Batik print saree is ready for wearing. Contemporary Batik print sarees, while owing much to the past, are markedly different from the more traditional and formal styles. For example, the artist may use newer etching, discharge dyeing and different waxing and dyeing tools. They may also use wax recipes with different resist values and work with different textiles. Historically the most expressive and subtle of the resist methods, The ever widening range of techniques available in Batik printing offers the artist the opportunity to explore a unique process in creating classic looking Batik sarees. Also, check out the best collection of printed sarees available at our website.